You are here: Films Fall 2012 The Pipedreams Project

The Pipedreams Project

E-mail Print PDF

SCREENING NOVEMBER 26. 3 kayakers, 2 months, 900km, 1 coast. Three young people take on an extraordinary journey: kayaking from Kitimat to Vancouver to express their concern for the the coast we all love in the face of the risk presented by the pipeline and oil tankers. Meeting with the communities along the way, these three are simply eloquent as their understanding grows and in their unwavering commitment to save the BC Coast.The Pipedreams Project. Canada, 2011, 29 min.  With short films from Pacific Wild and GreenPeace.

The Pipedreams Project
In May of 2010, Enbridge Inc. made an official application to build twined crude oil and condensate pipelines that would connect Alberta's Tar Sands to Kitimat, BC, and for the first time bring crude oil super tankers to BC's North Coast. In the fall of 2010, Curtis, Ryan and Faroe kayaked 900 km in opposition to this controversial pipeline. Their journey leads them face to face with the complexity of the environmental assessment process, the difficulties local communities face in having their voices heard, and the growing resistance against the pipeline. Leaving the city behind for adventure and the exploration of the isolated and dangerous coast of British Columbia, they immerse themselves completely in one of the last truly wild places on Earth. The trio becomes deeply impacted by their experience, irreversibly entangled in the Pacific Northwest, and awakened to a world of power, politics and the question of democracy.


This will be a "No Pipelines/No Tankers" event with guests Ben West from the Wilderness Committee and Sven Biggs from Tanker Free BC in a town-hall style forum.


Official Website

The Kayakers' Route


The Pipedreams Project from Ryan Vande on Vimeo.